Bone Carving
Bone carving refers to the original art crafts of Russia. Many of the traditions of this craft were taken from the peoples of the Russian north. This is reflected both in subjects and methods of bone processing.
The collection presents the works of students and their tutors since the late 40-ies of the XX century. The works are performed in techniques of relief and open-work carving, toning, color engraving and other methods. The authors of the works depict the human, animals and birds and often use floral patterns. The bone is often used in combination with wood, leather or fabric.
The College Sample Room stores diploma and term works of the students: openwork and relief cubes, small sculptures, boxes, fans, brooches, decorative screens, caskets, chess pieces, jewelry sets.